Sunday, April 3, 2011

EMC Acquires NetWitness

EMC has acquired NetWitness -- a privately-held provider of network security analysis solutions -- for an undisclosed sum. The deal closed on April 1.



NetWitness' technologies provide precise and pervasive network visibility, enabling security teams to detect and remediate advanced threats while automating the incident investigation process. NetWitness' monitoring and analysis platform addresses insider threats, zero-day exploits and targeted malware, advanced persistent threats, fraud, espionage, data leakage, and continuous monitoring of security controls. NetWitness also enables automated malware analysis, a rapidly growing requirement for addressing advanced persistent threats.



NetWitness customers include enterprises across the Global 1000 in sectors such as financial services, power and energy, telecommunications, retail, and high-tech, as well as government agencies around the world in defense, homeland security, law enforcement, and intelligence. NetWitness is based in Reston, Virginia.



"The intensity and sophistication of advanced adversaries and zero day malware challenge every organization to rethink traditional approaches to network security," said Tom Heiser, President, RSA, The Security Division of EMC."NetWitness has redefined the security landscape, providing a powerful solution for organizations seeking to gain immediate insight, precise clarity, and timely closure in the face of the toughest cyber threats. NetWitness' unique network security analysis capabilities extend RSA's solutions for managing security risk and compliance across both physical and virtual environments."



NetWitness will become a core element of RSA's Advanced Security Management Solutions, providing real-time visibility into network activity and adding efficiency to incident investigations and workflow.



The company plans to combine the NetWitness network monitoring and analysis technology with RSA's enVision platform, RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite (DLP) and RSA CyberCrime Intelligence service.http://www.emc.com http://www.netwitness.com

  • Earlier this year, NetWitness unveiled Spectrum, a new offering that replicates the knowledge, process and workflow of malware analysts. Spectrum will deliver multiple signature-free methods to identify advanced and zero-day malware.

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